Intentional misspelling of the word "source" used for requesting the source of a claim or image.
- Date Discovered: 2005
- Discovered On: 4chan
Originating from 4chan, the word "sauce" is used to ask for the 'source of a particular image or claim. moot set a word filter on the word "source", changing it to "sauce" and users continue to use the word even after the filter was removed.
"Sauce" likely originated from an anime called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episode 9: "C: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net – CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!" (Net no Yami ni Sumu Otoko CHAT! CHAT! CHAT! / ネットの闇に棲む男 CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!). In a virtual-reality chatroom one avatar asks for sources and another mocks them with the phrases "sarce" and "soy sauce".
Sauce is old meme status.